Governing Board Meeting Agenda: July 7, 2017

A meeting of the South Coast Air Quality Management District Board will be held at 9:00 a.m., in the Auditorium of the SCAQMD Headquarters, 21865 Copley Drive, Diamond Bar, California.

The agenda and documents in the agenda packet will be made available upon request in appropriate alternative formats to assist persons with a disability. Disability-related accommodations will also be made available to allow participation in the Board meeting.  Any accommodations must be requested as soon as practicable. Requests will be accommodated to the extent feasible.  Please telephone the Clerk of the Boards Office at (909) 396-2500 from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

All documents (i) constituting non-exempt public records, (ii) relating to an item on the agenda, and (iii) having been distributed to at least a majority of the Governing Board after the agenda is posted, are available prior to the meeting for public review at the South Coast Air Quality Management District Clerk of the Boards Office, 21865 Copley Drive, Diamond Bar, CA 91765.

Call To Order

  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Opening Comments:
    William A. Burke, Ed.D., Chair
    Other Board Members
    Wayne Nastri, Executive Officer

CONSENT CALENDAR (Items 1 through 22)

Note: Consent Calendar items held for discussion will be moved to Item No. 23.

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  • 2. Set Public Hearing September 1, 2017 to Consider Adoption of and/or Amendments to SCAQMD Rules and Regulations

    Wayne Nastri (909) 396-3131
    Determine that Proposed Amendments to Rule 1401 – New Source Review of Toxic Air Contaminants are Exempt from CEQA and Amend Rule 1401
    Susan Nakamura 909-396-3105

    In June 2015, Rule 1401 was amended to incorporate the 2015 Revised OEHHA Health Risk Assessment Guidelines (2015 Revised Guidelines).  The amendments allowed spray booths and retail gasoline dispensing facilities to use the previous guidelines to allow staff additional time to better understand potential permitting impacts. Implementation of the 2015 Revised Guidelines will have minimal permitting impacts for these sources, and staff recommends that these two source categories begin using the most recent version of the SCAQMD Risk Assessment Procedures, which incorporates the 2015 Revised Guidelines.  The proposed changes will also update the list of toxic air contaminants.  This action is to adopt the resolution: 1) Determining that the proposed amendments to Rule 1401 - New Source Review of Toxic Air Contaminants are exempt from the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act; and 2) Amending Rule 1401 - New Source Review of Toxic Air Contaminants. (Review: Stationary Source Committee, July 21, 2017)
  • Budget/Fiscal Impact

    3. Execute Contract to Develop and Demonstrate Battery Electric Switcher Locomotive

    Matt Miyasato 909-396-3249
    Emissions from locomotives are projected to increase over the next decade, and development and early commercialization of zero emission locomotive technologies is a critical component for achieving the federal ambient air quality standards.  Rail Propulsion Systems is currently developing a zero emission, battery electric switcher locomotive and has partnered with Coast Rail Services, EV Grid, VACON and Tractive Power to demonstrate this technology.  Staff proposes to cost-share the project.  This action is to execute a contract with Rail Propulsion Systems to develop and demonstrate a zero emission, battery electric switcher locomotive in an amount not to exceed $210,000 from the Clean Fuels Program Fund (31). (Reviewed: Technology Committee, June 16, 2017; Recommended for Approval)
  • 4. Recognize and Transfer Funds, Execute Agreements for Installation of Air Filtration Systems and Reimburse General Fund for Administrative Costs

    Matt Miyasato 909-396-3249
    The California Attorney General’s Office and SSA Terminals are executing a Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP) agreement to install air filtration systems at school(s) in Environmental Justice communities near the Port of Long Beach.  Both parties have requested that SCAQMD act as the SEP Implementer for this project.  These actions are to recognize up to $1,250,000 from SSA Terminals into the Air Filtration Fund (75), transfer the same amount as a temporary loan from the Clean Fuels Fund (31) to the Air Filtration Fund (75), and execute an agreement with SSA Terminals for SCAQMD to act as the SEP Implementer for installation of air filtration systems.  These actions are to also execute a contract with IQAir North America for installation of air filtration systems in an amount not to exceed $1,187,500 and reimburse the General Fund for administrative costs up to $62,500 from the Air Filtration Fund (75).  (Reviewed: Technology Committee, June 16, 2017; Recommended for Approval)
  • 5. Recognize Revenue and Amend Award to Develop and Demonstrate Fuel Cell Heavy-Duty Truck

    Matt Miyasato 909-396-3249
    In October 2016, the Board recognized up to $283,495 from the Ports’ Technology Advancement Program (TAP) to develop and demonstrate a fuel cell heavy-duty truck with Hydrogenics USA Inc.  Subsequently, in April 2017, the Port of Los Angeles advised staff that they would be unable to cost-share the project using TAP funding, but the Port of Long Beach (POLB) remains committed to cost-sharing the project.  These actions are to recognize revenue up to $157,500 from the POLB into the Advanced Technology Goods Movement Fund (61) and amend the award to Hydrogenics USA Inc. to substitute the $283,495 from the Ports’ TAP with $157,500 from the POLB and $125,995 from the Clean Fuels Program Fund (31). (Reviewed: Technology Committee,      June 16, 2017; Recommended for Approval)
  • 6. Recognize Revenue and Transfer and Appropriate Funds for Air Monitoring and Emergency Response Programs, and Issue Solicitations and Purchase Orders for Air Monitoring and Laboratory Equipment and Vehicles

    Jason Low 909-396-2269
    SCAQMD is expected to receive up to $2,900,000 in U.S. Government Enhanced Particulate Monitoring Program funds for FY 2017-18.  In addition, U.S. EPA is expected to award up to $246,288 for the NATTS Program for FY 2017-18.  These actions are to: 1) recognize revenue and appropriate funds for the Enhanced Particulate Monitoring and NATTS Programs; 2) recognize revenue and appropriate funding for remaining balances of the NATTS, PAMS, PM2.5 and Near-Road NO2 Programs; 3) transfer and appropriate funds for the Emergency Response Program; and 4) issue solicitations and purchase orders for air monitoring and laboratory equipment and vehicles. (Reviewed: Administrative Committee, June 9, 2017; Recommended for Approval)
  • 7. Approve Cargo Handling Equipment Projects Under Proposition 1B-Goods Movement Program

    Fred Minassian 909-396-2641
    On February 3, 2017, the Board approved issuance of a Program Announcement for ships at berth and cargo handling equipment projects under the Proposition 1B-Goods Movement Program.  The Program Announcement closed on March 31, 2017.  Staff has completed the evaluation of applications and recommends approval of awards for projects involving the replacement of diesel cargo handling equipment with zero emission technology and associated charging infrastructure.  This action is to execute contracts for eligible cargo handling equipment projects, subject to CARB’s approval, in an amount not to exceed $2,690,000 from the Proposition 1B-Goods Movement Program Fund (81). (Reviewed: Technology Committee, June 16, 2017; Recommended for Approval)
  • 8. Recognize Revenue, Approve Awards for School Bus Replacements and Reimburse General Fund for Administrative Costs

    Fred Minassian 909-396-2641
    As part of the Carl Moyer Program, CARB has set aside Fiscal Year 2016-17 (Year 19) State Reserve funds for replacement of school buses that qualify for particulate matter extension under California’s On-Road Heavy-Duty Diesel Vehicle Regulation.  Under this program, the SCAQMD has been selected by CARB to receive State Reserve funds to replace eight older diesel school buses.  These actions are to recognize up to $1,245,867 in State Reserve funds from CARB into the Carl Moyer Program SB 1107 Multidistrict Fund (32) and to replace eight older diesel school buses, as approved by CARB, with new alternative fuel buses up to $1,168,000 and reimburse the General Fund for administrative costs up to $77,867 from the Carl Moyer Program SB 1107 Multidistrict Fund (32). (Reviewed: Technology Committee, June 16, 2017; Recommended for Approval)
  • 9. Transfer Funds, Appropriate Funding, Execute Purchase Orders, Execute Contract and Authorize Release of RFQs for Fifth Multiple Air Toxics Exposure Study

    Philip Fine 909-396-2239
    Since 1987, SCAQMD has conducted four Multiple Air Toxics Exposure Studies to evaluate air toxics health risks in the South Coast Air District.  This project is to conduct the fifth Multiple Air Toxics Exposure Study (MATES V) beginning January 2018 to monitor air toxics for a one-year period, conduct air toxics modeling, and quantify the health impacts.  These actions are to: 1) transfer $1,815,800 from the Clean Fuels Program Fund (31) to the General Fund (01) for the MATES V program; 2) appropriate funding to the Science & Technology Advancement and the Planning, Rule Development and Area Sources budgets over FYs 2017-18, 2018-19, and 2019-20 on an as-needed basis; 3) authorize sole source purchase orders for air toxics monitoring equipment; 4) authorize a sole source contract for meteorological network support services; and 5) authorize RFQs and purchase orders for the purchase of air toxics samplers, additional laboratory and ambient monitoring instruments, and a vehicle.  Additional expenditures include the purchase of laboratory and field supplies, adding temporary staff services to support the additional workload, contract costs for support for study design, data analysis and review, and mileage and administrative expenses related to the Technical Advisory Group. (Reviewed: Administrative Committee, June 9, 2017; Recommended for Approval)
  • 10. Issue Request for Information to Evaluate Optical Remote Sensing Instruments to Evaluate Emissions from Refinery Flares

    Philip Fine 909-396-2239
    Emerging optical remote sensing technologies show promise in evaluating emissions from refinery flares in real time, thus providing better quantification of emissions and the potential opportunity for facilities to make adjustments to reduce flaring emissions. The submittals received from this Request for Information will be used to develop a subsequent RFP for a field demonstration pilot study of optical remote sensing technologies and/or if it is found that available technologies have not been sufficiently validated for a field demonstration, for a validation study. This action is to issue a Request for Information to evaluate the state of available optical remote sensing instruments that can evaluate emissions from refinery flares. (Reviewed: Stationary Source Committee, June 16, 2017; Recommended for Approval)
  • 11. Amend Contracts to Provide Short- and Long-Term Systems Development, Maintenance and Support Services

    Michael O'Kelly 909-396-2828
    SCAQMD currently has contracts with several companies for short- and long-term systems development, maintenance and support services. These contracts are periodically amended as additional needs are defined. This action is to amend three contracts previously approved by the Board to add additional funding for needed development and maintenance work. (Reviewed: Administrative Committee, June 9, 2017; Recommended for Approval)
  • 12. Amend Meal Reimbursements Provisions of SCAQMD's Administrative Code

    Michael O'Kelly 909-396-2828
    The United States General Services Administration (GSA) establishes per diem rates, which vary by locality, for meal reimbursements.  This item proposes amendments to provisions of SCAQMD’s Administrative Code regarding meal reimbursements for SCAQMD employees, Board Members, Board Member Consultants, Board Member Assistants, and Hearing Board Members in order to conform to the per diem rates prescribed by the GSA. (Reviewed:  Administrative Committee, June 9, 2017; Recommended for Approval)
  • 13. Adopt Resolution and Amend Administrative Code for Hearing Board Member Compensation

    Michael O'Kelly 909-396-2828
    Hearing Board Member compensation is substantially based on Governing Board action taken in 2004, with cost-of-living increases being added since that time.  The Hearing Board’s workload has increased in technical, legal, and socioeconomic complexity so an adjustment to compensation is being recommended to ensure retention and attraction of highly qualified members.  In addition, the Hearing Board compensation was previously documented through a series of Governing Board Resolutions and is now being incorporated into the Administrative Code to provide more transparency and to codify this information in a single location. (No Committee Review)
  • 14. Amend Contract for Targeted Outreach for “The Right to Breathe” Video Utilizing YouTube Videos and Banner Ads

    Derrick Alatorre 909-396-3122
    This action is to amend an existing contract with Google for an additional $250,000 to continue the outreach effort for “The Right to Breathe” video until November 1, 2017. Funding for this effort will come from the BP/ARCO Settlement Project Fund (46) 
  • 15. Establish Lists of Prequalified Counsel to Represent and Advise SCAQMD on Legal Matters Related to Environmental Law, and to Represent and Advise the SCAQMD Hearing Board

    Kurt Wiese 909-396-3460
    On March 3, 2017, the Board approved issuance of an RFP to pre-qualify outside counsel having expertise in the California Environmental Quality Act, SCAQMD rulemaking and planning procedures, administrative law and related issues for both SCAQMD and SCAQMD Hearing Board.  The RFP was issued jointly to limit costs.  The evaluation of responding firms has been completed.  This action is to establish two lists of prequalified counsel—one to represent SCAQMD in environmental law matters and one to represent SCAQMD Hearing Board.  (Reviewed: Administrative Committee, June 9, 2017; Recommended for Approval)
  • 16. Approve Contract Award and Approve Fund Transfer for Miscellaneous Costs in FY 2017-18 as Approved by MSRC


    Pettis
    As part of their FYs 2016-18 AB 2766 Discretionary Fund Work Program, the MSRC approved a new contract under the Major Event Center Transportation Program. Additionally, every year the MSRC adopts an Administrative Budget which includes transference of funds to the SCAQMD Budget to cover administrative expenses. At this time the MSRC seeks Board approval of the contract award and the fund transfer as part of the FYs 2016-18 Work Program. (Reviewed: Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review, June 15, 2017; Recommended for Approval)
  • Items 17 through 22 - Information Only/Receive and File

    17. Legislative, Public Affairs and Media Report

    Derrick Alatorre 909-396-3122
    This report highlights the May 2017 outreach activities of the Legislative, Public Affairs and Media Office, which include: Environmental Justice Update, Community Events/Public Meetings, Business Assistance, Media Relations, and Outreach to Business, Federal, State, and Local Government.  (No Committee Review)
  • 18. Hearing Board Report

    Ed Camarena 909-396-2500
    This reports the actions taken by the Hearing Board during the period of May 1 through May 31, 2017.  (No Committee Review)
  • 19. Civil Filings and Civil Penalties Report

    Kurt Wiese 909-396-3460
    This reports the monthly penalties from May 1 through May 31, 2017, and legal action filed by the General Counsel's Office from May 1 through May 31, 2017.  An Index of District Rules is attached with the penalty report. (Reviewed: Stationary Source Committee, June 16, 2017)
     
  • 20. Lead Agency Projects and Environmental Documents Received by SCAQMD

    Susan Nakamura 909-396-3105
    This report provides, for the Board's consideration, a listing of CEQA documents received by the SCAQMD between May 1, 2017 and May 31, 2017, and those projects for which the SCAQMD is acting as lead agency pursuant to CEQA.  (Reviewed: Mobile Source Committee, June 16, 2017)
  • 21. Rule and Control Measure Forecast

    Philip Fine 909-396-2239
    This report highlights SCAQMD rulemaking activities and public workshops potentially scheduled for the year 2017 and a portion of 2018. (No Committee Review)
  • 22. Status Report on Major Ongoing and Upcoming Projects for Information Management

    Michael O'Kelly 909-396-2828
    Information Management is responsible for data systems management services in support of all SCAQMD operations. This action is to provide the monthly status report on major automation contracts and planned projects.  (Reviewed:  Administrative Committee, June 9, 2017)
  • BOARD CALENDAR

    24. Administrative Committee (access the committee summaries from the links below)

    Wayne Nastri (909) 396-3131
    (Receive & File)
    Chair: Burke

    This item includes the summaries for the May 12, 2017 (24A) and
    June 9, 2017 (24B) meetings.

  • 25. Special Administrative Committee

    Wayne Nastri (909) 396-3131
    (Receive & File)
    Chair: Burke
  • 26. Investment Oversight Committee

    Michael O'Kelly 909-396-2828
    (Receive & File)
    Chair: Cacciotti 
  • 27. Legislative Committee (access the committee summaries from the links below)

    Derrick Alatorre 909-396-3122
    Chair: Mitchell

    Receive and file; and take the following actions as recommended by the Committee at its May 12, 2017 (27A) meeting:

    Agenda Item                             Recommendation

    AB 378 (C. Garcia) Greenhouse             Work with Author
    Gases, Criteria Air Pollutants, and
    Toxic Air Contaminants               

    AB 890 (Medina) Local Land Use           Watch
    Initiatives: Environmental Review

    AB 1073 (E. Garcia) California Clean     Support
    Truck, Bus, and Off-Road Vehicle and
    Equipment Technology Program

    AB 1647 (Muratsuchi) Petroleum           Work with Author
    Refineries: Air Monitoring Systems   

    Receive and file; and take the following actions as recommended by the Committee at its June 9, 2017 (27B) meeting:

    Agenda Item                             Recommendation

    AB 739 (Chau) State vehicle fleet: Support
    purchases

    AB 797 (Irwin) Solar thermal systems     Support

    AB 1239 (Holden) Building standards:     Support
    electric vehicle charging infrastructure

    SB 100 (De Leon) California             Support
    Renewables Portfolio Standard Program:
    emissions of greenhouse gases

    SB 518 (De Leon) Clean Energy Job       Support
    Creation Program and citizen oversight 
    board

    SCAQMD Policy Regarding               Support
    Reauthorization of California
    Greenhouse Gas Cap & Trade Program
  • 28. Mobile Source Committee (access the committee summaries from the links below)

    Philip Fine 909-396-2239
    (Receive & File)
    Chair: Parker

    This item includes the summaries for the May 19, 2017 (28A) and
    June 16, 2017 (28B) meetings.

  • 29. Stationary Source Committee (access the committee summaries from the links below)

    Laki Tisopulos 909-396-3123
    (Receive & File)
    Chair: Benoit

    This item includes the summaries for the May 19, 2017 (29A) and
    June 16, 2017 (29B) meetings.

  • 30. Technology Committee (access the committee summaries from the links below)

    Matt Miyasato 909-396-3249
    (Receive & File)
    Chair: Buscaino

    This item includes the summaries for the May 19, 2017 (30A) and
    June 16, 2017 (30B) meetings.
  • 31. Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (access the committee summaries from the links below)

    Fred Minassian 909-396-2641
    (Receive & File)
    Board Liaison: Benoit

    This item includes the summaries for the May 18, 2017 (31A) and
    June 15, 2017 (31B) meetings.

  • 32. California Air Resources Board Monthly Report (access the meeting summaries from the links below)

    Denise Garzaro 909-396-2500
    (Receive & File)
    Board Rep: Mitchell

    This item includes the reports for the May 25, 2017 (32A) and June 22, 2017 (32B) meetings.
  • 33. California Fuel Cell Partnership Executive Board Meeting Agenda and Quarterly Updates

    Matt Miyasato 909-396-3249
    This report provides the California Fuel Cell Partnership Executive Board Agenda for the meeting held April 25, 2017, and provides updates for quarters beginning October 2016 and January 2017. (Reviewed: Technology Committee, June 16, 2017)
  • Staff Presentation/Board Discussion

    34. Execute Contracts for Supplemental Environmental Projects in City of Torrance from ExxonMobil Settlement Agreement Fund

    Philip Fine 909-396-2239
    On June 3, 2016, the Board approved the establishment of a Special Revenue Fund to receive and account for Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP) monies received pursuant to a settlement agreement with ExxonMobil.  The settlement agreement required ExxonMobil to pay $2,771,250 into a SEP fund in consideration of violations related to the February 18, 2015 Torrance Refinery explosion and the start-up activities of the Torrance Refinery after repairs were made.  On September 2, 2016, the Board released an RFP to announce the availability of funds and solicit proposals for projects to benefit the residents in the City of Torrance.  Fifteen proposals were received totaling approximately $15 million in requested funding.  This action is to execute contracts in total amount not to exceed the SEP fund account.  (Reviewed: Special Administrative Committee, June 8, 2017; Recommended for Approval)
  • PUBLIC HEARINGS

    35. Approve Supplemental RACM/RACT Analysis for 2006 24-Hour PM2.5 and 2008 8-Hour Ozone Standards

    Philip Fine 909-396-2239
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) disapproved the Reasonably Available Control Measures (RACM)/Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) demonstration for the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 standard and proposed to disapprove the RACT demonstration for the 2008 8-hour ozone standard based on a determination that the RECLAIM program does not achieve NOx emission reductions equal to those expected from the direct application of RACT on all major NOx sources in South Coast.  A supplemental RACM/RACT analysis has been prepared to demonstrate that the NOx allocations in the RECLAIM program are at least equivalent, in the aggregate, to emission levels that would result from direct application of RACT on affected sources in South Coast and Coachella Valley. This action is to seek Board approval of the Supplemental RACM/RACT Analysis for submittal to CARB for inclusion into the SIP and U.S. EPA’s approval. (Reviewed: Stationary Source Committee, 
    May 19, 2017)
  • 36. Certify the Final Subsequent Environmental Assessment and Amend Rule 1147 - NOx Reductions from Miscellaneous Sources(Continued from June 2, 2017 meeting by operation of Governing Board Procedures, Administrative Code §30.10)

    Susan Nakamura 909-396-3105
    SCAQMD staff is proposing to amend Rule 1147 to reflect the recommendations made in the Final Rule 1147 Technology Assessment. PAR 1147 would allow in-use equipment with NOx emissions less than one pound per day to defer compliance with applicable emission limits until the unit is replaced or the burner is replaced. The proposed amended rule would also increase the NOx emission limit for certain equipment categories that were identified in the Final Rule 1147 Technology Assessment and exempt new and existing equipment rated at less than 325,000 btu per hour from the emissions limits of the rule. The proposed amended rule also provides options to demonstrate compliance and other minor changes to improve clarity. PAR 1147 is expected to result in NOx emission reductions delay of up to 0.9 tons per day. However, the emission reductions will begin to be recaptured starting in 2017 because the existing units will be regularly replaced and upgraded over time, leaving less than 0.03 tons per day NOx emissions reductions foregone associated with the less than 325,000 btu per hour exemption.  This action is to adopt the resolution: 1) Certifying the Final Subsequent Environmental Assessment for Proposed Amended Rule 1147 - NOx Reductions from Miscellaneous Sources; and 2) Amending Rule 1147 - NOx Reductions from Miscellaneous Sources. (Reviewed: Stationary Source Committee, April 21, 2017)
  • 37. Certify Final Environmental Assessment and Adopt Rule 1466 –Control of Particulate Emissions from Soils with Toxic Air Contaminants

    Susan Nakamura 909-396-3105
    Proposed Rule 1466 establishes requirements to minimize fugitive particulate matter emissions from earth-moving activities at sites that the U.S. EPA, California Department of Toxic Substances Control, State Water Resources Control Board, or Regional Water Quality Control Board have determined that the soil contains arsenic, asbestos, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, lead, mercury, nickel, or polychlorinated biphenyls.  The Executive Officer can also identify sites that would be applicable to Proposed Rule 1466 based on specified criteria.  Proposed Rule 1466 will also require monitoring of ambient PM10 levels, dust control measures, notification to the SCAQMD when these activities are occurring and when PM10 levels are exceeded, and signage and recordkeeping requirements. This action is to adopt the resolution: 1) Certifying the Final Environmental Assessment for Proposed Rule 1466 – Control of Particulate Emissions from Soils with Toxic Air Contaminants; and 2) Adopting Rule 1466 – Control of Particulate Emissions from Soils with Toxic Air Contaminants. (Reviewed: Stationary Source Committee, May 19 and June 16, 2017)
  • 38. Determine That Proposed Amendments to Rule 1118 – Control of Emissions from Refinery Flares Are Exempt from CEQA; Amend Rule 1118; and Transfer and Appropriate Funding

    Philip Fine 909-396-2239
    Refineries are required to minimize their flaring under Rule 1118. Recent significant flaring events at some local refineries have shown that additional actions are needed to further reduce flaring emissions. PAR 1118 will incorporate parts of U.S. EPA's recently updated Refinery Sector Rule that prohibits the frequency of certain flaring events. PAR 1118 will also require facilities to prepare a Scoping Document to evaluate the feasibility of reducing or avoiding flaring events, update emission factors based on recent U.S. EPA guidance, remove the annual cap on mitigation fees paid for flaring, enhance current reporting requirements, and other administrative updates. This action is to adopt the resolution: 1) Determining that the proposed amendments to Rule 1118 – Control of Emissions from Refinery Flares are exempt from the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act; 2) Amending Rule 1118 – Control of Emissions from Refinery Flares; and 3) Transferring and appropriating funds to update the web-based Flare Event Notification system. (Reviewed: Stationary Source Committee, May 19 and June 16, 2017)
  • 39. Certify Nonattainment New Source Review Compliance Demonstration for 2008 Ozone Standard (Continued from June 2, 2017 meeting by operation of Governing Board Procedures, Administrative Code §30.10)

    Philip Fine 909-396-2239
    The District has an existing federally-approved nonattainment New Source Review (NSR) program that covers the South Coast Air Basin and Coachella Valley, which are designated extreme and severe-15 nonattainment, respectively.  The District program, which applies to new major stationary sources and major modifications to existing major sources, is at least as stringent as the requirements set forth by the U.S. EPA.  States must submit a nonattainment NSR plan or plan revision for the 2008 ozone standard certifying that the current SIP-approved nonattainment NSR program meets the requirements for the implementation of the 2008 ozone NAAQS.  This action is to seek Board certification of the nonattainment NSR compliance demonstration for submittal to CARB for its approval and to submit to U.S. EPA for inclusion in the SIP. (Reviewed: Stationary Source Committee, May 19, 2017)
  • 40. 2016 Annual Report on AB 2588 Air Toxics Hot Spots Program

    Susan Nakamura 909-396-3105
    The Air Toxics "Hot Spots" Information and Assessment Act of 1987 (AB 2588) requires local air pollution control districts to prepare an annual report that provides the public with information regarding the SCAQMD’s programs to reduce emissions of toxic air contaminants (TACs). This annual update describes the various activities taken in 2016 to satisfy the requirements of AB 2588 and Rule 1402, such as quadrennial emissions reporting and prioritization, and the preparation and review of Health Risk Assessments, Voluntary Risk Reduction Plans and Risk Reduction Plans. This report also provides a summary of additional SCAQMD activities related to TACs, such as toxics rulemaking, toxics emissions inventory development and auditing, monitoring the MATES IV study, and permitting. (Reviewed:  Stationary Source Committee, June 16, 2017)
  • OTHER BUSINESS

    41. Amend Governing Board Meeting Procedures

    Kurt Wiese 909-396-3460
    This action is to amend the Governing Board Meeting Procedures, primarily to add provisions to address public decorum and meeting disruptions.  In addition, the amendments will clarify the time limits for public comment and address recent changes in the law applying when members of the public use translators to assist with providing public comment.  (No Committee Review)


    CONFLICT OF INTEREST DISCLOSURES – (No Written Material)

    Under the approval authority of the Executive Officer, the District will enter into a contract with American Honda Motor Company (Contract No. C17385) and contract modification with University of California, Riverside – CERT (Contract No. 1072212).  The contractors are potential sources of income for Governing Board Member Joseph Lyou, which qualify for the remote interest exception of Section 1090 of the California Government Code. Dr. Lyou abstained from any participation in the making of the contract and contract modification.

Public Comment Period

(Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items, Pursuant to Government Code Section 54954.3)


Board Member Travel

(No Written Material) Board member travel reports have been filed with the Clerk of the Boards, and copies are available upon request.


Closed Session

Kurt Wiese (909) 396-3460
(No Written Material)

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – EXISTING LITIGATION
It is necessary for the Board to recess to closed session pursuant to Government Code section 54956.9(a) and 54956.9(d)(1) to confer with its counsel regarding pending litigation which has been initiated formally and to which the SCAQMD is a party. The actions are:

  • Aerocraft Heat Treating Co., Inc. v. SCAQMD, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. TC028725;
  • SCAQMD v. Anaplex, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC608322 (Paramount Hexavalent Chromium);
  • In the Matter of SCAQMD v. Aerocraft Heat Treating Co., Inc. and Anaplex Corp., SCAQMD Hearing Board Case No. 6066-1 (Order for Abatement);
  • Arizona v. Bahr, United States Supreme Court Case No. 16-1369 (Contingency Measures);
  • In the Matter of SCAQMD v. Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc. dba Sunshine Canyon Landfill, Hearing Board Case No. 3448-14;
  • Communities for a Better Environment v. SCAQMD, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BS161399 (RECLAIM);
  • Communities for a Better Environment v. South Coast Air Quality Management District, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BS169841;
  • Safe Fuel and Energy Resources California, et al. v. South Coast Air Quality Management District, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BS169923 (Tesoro);
  • People of the State of California, ex rel SCAQMD v. Exide Technologies, Inc., Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC533528;
  • In the Matter of SCAQMD v. Exide Technologies, Inc., SCAQMD Hearing Board Case No. 3151-29 (Order for Abatement);
  • In re: Exide Technologies, Inc., U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware, Case No. 13-11482 (KJC) (Bankruptcy Case);
  • In the Matter of SCAQMD v. Torrance Refining Company, LLC, SCAQMD Hearing Board Case No. 6060-5 (Order for Abatement);
  • Fast Lane Transportation, Inc. et al. v. City of Los Angeles, et al., Contra Costa County Superior Court Case No. MSN14-0300 (formerly South Coast Air Quality Management District v. City of Los Angeles, et al., Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BS 143381) (SCIG); and
  • SCAQMD v. EPA, U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, Case No. 15-1115 (consolidated with 15-1123, Sierra Club, et al. v. EPA) (Out-of-Area RFP).

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – INITIATING LITIGATION
It is also necessary for the Board to recess to closed session pursuant to Government Code section 54956.9(a) and 54956.9(d)(4) to consider initiation of litigation (one case).


***PUBLIC COMMENTS***


Members of the public are afforded an opportunity to speak on any listed item before or during consideration of that item. Please notify the Clerk of the Board, (909) 396-2500, if you wish to do so. All agendas are posted at SCAQMD Headquarters, 21865 Copley Drive, Diamond Bar, California, at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting. At the end of the agenda, an opportunity is also provided for the public to speak on any subject within the SCAQMD's authority. Speakers may be limited to three (3) minutes each.

Note that on items listed on the Consent Calendar and the balance of the agenda any motion, including action, can be taken (consideration is not limited to listed recommended actions). Additional matters can be added and action taken by two-thirds vote, or in the case of an emergency, by a majority vote. Matters raised under Public Comments may not be acted upon at that meeting other than as provided above.

Written comments will be accepted by the Board and made part of the record, provided 25 copies are presented to the Clerk of the Board. Electronic submittals to Clerk of the Boards of 10 pages or less including attachment, in MS WORD, plain or HTML format will also be accepted by the Board and made part of the record if received no later than 5:00 p.m., on the Tuesday prior to the Board meeting.

ACRONYMS

 AQ-SPEC = Air Quality Sensor Performance Evaluation Center
 AQIP = Air Quality Investment Program
 AQMP= Air Quality Management Plan
 AVR = Average Vehicle Ridership
 BACT = Best Available Control Technology
 Cal/EPA = California Environmental Protection Agency
 CARB = California Air Resources Board
 CEMS = Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems
 CEC= California Energy Commission
 CEQA = California Environmental Quality Act
 CE-CERT = College of Engineering-Center for Environmental Research and  Technology
 CNG = Compressed Natural Gas
 CO = Carbon Monoxide
 CTG = Control Techniques Guideline
 DOE = Department of Energy
 EV = Electric Vehicle
 FY = Fiscal Year
 GHG = Greenhouse Gas
 HRA = Health Risk Assessment
 LEV = Low Emission Vehicle
 LNG = Liquefied Natural Gas
 MATES = Multiple Air Toxics Exposure Study
 MOU = Memorandum of Understanding
 MSERCs = Mobile Source Emission Reduction Credits
 MSRC = Mobile Source (Air Pollution Reduction) Review Committee
 NATTS = National AIr Toxics Trends Station
 NESHAPS = National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants
 NGV = Natural Gas Vehicle
 NOX = Oxides of Nitrogen
 NSPS = New Source Performance Standards
 NSR = New Source Review
 OEHHA = Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
 PAMS = Photochemical Assessment Monitoring Stations
 PAR = Proposed Amended Rule
 PEV = Plug-In Electric Vehicle
 PHEV = Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
 PM10 = Particulate Matter ≤ 10 microns
 PM2.5 = Particulate Matter < 2.5 microns
 PR= Proposed Rule
 RECLAIM=Regional Clean Air Incentives Market
 RFP = Request for Proposals
 RFQ = Request for Quotations
 SCAG = Southern California Association of Governments
 SIP = State Implementation Plan
 SOX = Oxides of Sulfur
 SOON = Surplus Off-Road Opt-in for NOX
 SULEV = Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle
 TCM = Transportation Control Measure
 ULEV = Ultra Low Emission Vehicle
 U.S. EPA = United States Environmental Protection Agency
 VOC = Volatile Organic Compound
 ZEV = Zero Emission Vehicle